From the Field – Sagebrush Lizard

The sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) is a common species of lizard found at mid to high altitudes in the western United States of America. Named after the sagebrush near where it is commonly found, the lizard has keeled and spiny scales running along its dorsal surface. Three variations of the sagebrush…

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Damming the Species to Extinction

Chris Hunter writes this week from Montana of the collapse of the pallid sturgeon and what may be end for the species. With their remaining population estimated at only about 200 fish, a recent push for a $60 million concrete dam project in some of their only remaining habitat along…

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Free Download – Yellowstone River Guide Book

Trout Headwaters, Inc. is pleased to support free downloads of Your Guide to Conservation, Recreation, Education and Resources – The Yellowstone River Guide Book.  This beautiful concise guide gives you everything you need to plan your Yellowstone adventure. More, it provides stakeholders with valuable conservation information and many resource links to insure…

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The Yellowstone River – Still the Longest Undammed River in the Lower 48?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Montana Department of Environmental Quality have issued a joint notice advising plans currently being considered by the District Engineer at Omaha, Nebraska.  According to the notice NOW-2008-02556-MTB the applicant is intending to “conduct periodic placement of rock” on the existing diversion dam and to…

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Rotenone? 1952 Called and Wants Its Fisheries Management Strategy Back

A recent study in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society  (Volume 142, Issue 1, 2013) reports that after two decades, wild trout in the Blackfoot River Basin of Montana are still benefiting from stream restoration efforts. That’s great news that a peer-reviewed study finds a positive correlation between restoration…

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How to Keep Trout Streams Cool in a Warming Climate

This month National Geographic reported that anglers who flock to Montana in search of their own authentic A River Runs Through It experience are out of luck. “On September 4, the Blackfoot River, centerpiece of Norman Maclean’s beloved story…was closed to fishing by in an effort to protect fish from…

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